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3728
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At the beginning of the 20th-century, the tiny town of Navassa in Brunswick County was the home of Wilmington's most important industry--guano fertilizer. The Navassa Guano Company was founded in 1869, and the town grew up around it.
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3813
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An unlikely pairing on Hatteras Island in 1923 of an illiterate, self-taught midwife, Bathsheba Foster (\"Mis' Bashi\") and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine graduate Blanche Nettleton Epler provides a picture of maternity care and the dangers women faced in childbirth a hundred years ago.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , High Season 1998, p20-23, il, por Periodical Website
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3883
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Paleoecologist Sherri Cooper of Duke University is studying core samples from the Neuse and Pamlico estuaries to build a history of the water quality over the centuries. Such studies may reveal some answers about how water quality declined and how possibly it might be regained.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Autumn 1998, p24-27, il Periodical Website
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3934
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Bayard Wootten, who was born in New Bern in 1875, is one of the state's most noted photographers. Her career spanned fifty years, and her photographs of the Great Depression are among her best-known works.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 1998, p18-21, il, por Periodical Website
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4737
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Recently, historian David Cecelski discovered the only known copy of Allen Parker's Recollections of Slavery Times in the Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield. Parker, a slave in eastern Carolina, told his story in 1895, while living in Worcester, Massachusetts. Cecelski uses Parker's text to describe how slaves lived their daily lives.
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4784
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Englishwoman Catharine Phillips, a Quaker missionary, evangelized in the North Carolina coastal regions and as far west as Alamance County, beginning in 1753. Phillips wrote an account of her travels and work in Memories of the Life of Catharine Phillips, which was published in London in 1797.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Autumn 2000, p26-29, il Periodical Website
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4851
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Goshen, in Jones County, was one of the first African American towns settled at the close of the Civil War. The author recounts the history of the community gleaned from visits with Goshen resident Hattie Brown, who learned the history from her grandmother.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 2000, p27-29, il, por Periodical Website
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5716
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Camden's Moses Grandy, a waterman from the 1790s to the 1830s, wrote THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF MOSES GRANDY, WHO WAS A SLAVE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, the only account of maritime life in the state written by a former slave.
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Tributaries (NoCar Ref VK 24 N8 T74), Vol. Issue 4, Oct 1994, p6-13, f
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16233
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Cecelski discusses a series of interviews done with former residents of Portsmouth Island, founded in 1754 and abandoned in 1971. Stories shed light on Outer Banks history and culture.
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19509
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With the 2005 closing of Beaufort Fisheries, North Carolina's last menhaden factory, there has been an outpouring of interest in the history of the menhaden industry in the state.
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21127
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The unique maritime culture of North Carolina has been an inspiration for naturalists, folklorists, historians, poets and novelists for centuries as they have been drawn to the coasts. A strong North Carolina fishing culture initially drew many people, however, pollution, over-development, and poor fishery management, the culture is in decline. Writers and historians continue to record and preserve this culture in their respective works.
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21447
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This article examines of the ecological and cultural contexts for understanding the man-made seasonal camps used by mullet fishermen as well as exploring the architectural and material traits that were both specifically suited to the coastal environment as well as being drawn from African American building traditions to meet the special needs of the mullet fishery.
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21589
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In the 19th century before the Civil War, escaped slaves and their collaborators established escape routes by sea to leave North Carolina. This version of the Underground Railroad in Wilmington and other sea ports were so effective during the 1st half of the century that runaway slaves often ran to the coast instead of heading north to reach freedom through overland routes.
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26374
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The North Carolina oyster industry began its ascent in the 1880s, bringing together local laborers and Chesapeake oystermen to develop a thriving economy. With this prosperity, however, came controversy and overharvesting. Now oysters have practically vanished from North Carolina.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 48 Issue 3, Fall 2000, p8-9, il
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13727
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Cecelski reports on a 2009 community oral history project in New Bern, titled \"African American Voices Between Two River.\" Over two dozen elderly black community leaders in Craven County were interviewed, and the project focused on African Americans born in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. These individuals lived in the aftermath of one of the worst disasters in North Carolina history - the great New Bern fire of 1922.
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Carolina Comments (NoCar F 251 C38), Vol. 58 Issue 4, Oct 2010, p123-127, il, map Periodical Website
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